Informal employment among youth in Brazil

This report provides important information. First, it presents a diagnosis of job informality among young people in Brazil that takes into consideration education levels and socio-demographic characteristics. Second, it describes and gives a brief analysis of the main government programmes and actions that are geared toward training young people. Third, against a backdrop of high informality among young people, the report discusses the main initiatives of the Brazilian government to increase opportunities for formal employment, along with measures and strategies to expand worker formalisation, such as domestic work regulations. Fourth, it outlines the main mechanisms used to prevent informality from becoming an obstacle to social protection policies, such as social security coverage and cash transfer programmes like the Continued Provision Benefit (BPC) and the Bolsa Família Program (PBF).